In case you were interested.
In case you were interested.
“In mere hours, billions will die. Innocent! Guilty! Strong and weak! Honest and deceitful! ALL of them!
They will scream, they will burn, and for no purpose but that mighty Khorne may revel in their bloodshed!
And united in this void of purpose, fear, or duty… we shall at long last be free!
Blood for the Blood God! Skulls for the Skull Throne! LET THE GALAXY BURN!“
This was a really crappy week. A person I knew died, a reorg at work sent everyone into a tailspin and I spent all week working 10-11 hours a day with meetings with the brass, and my back and ankle have given me crap.
The next TWCD chapter is … sort of ready. About 80% of it is, but I’m still working on the last bits. The Editing Gang is looking over what’s completed already.
I do not have a good ETA on when it comes out. My mind is still a mess from the week and I’ve got several big structural things to think about in the coming chapters. That being said, I would hope the next one is out in the next few days or so, and the chapter beyond that in a week.
This is the end of the Earth Arc. Next comes the Dalthos Arc.
Ahern says you should be fucking happy and stop bothering him about updates.
I’ve held off several days because I’ve been waiting for two projects that complemented each other to complete. I’m happy to report both are done now — the debut of Dr. Tiffany Minsta, arrogant rich girl daughter of Dr. Galen Minsta and even more racist than her father.
She is the point of view of the latest Cerberus File, covering the volus’s special network. This piece was 99% written by Jacob and he should get all the credit for it. Along with this is the portrait of Tiffany done by Kerri Lynn.
Thanks to both of them for expanding the Premiseverse.
So, here we are in 2017. When I started there was only Abyssal Shadows and AD Lewis and Sherry E cheering me on, and my writing was… not so hot.
I’m now at the 2.5 million words mark. So, given I did not achieve my 2016 goals, where do we go from here:
The plan for 2017:
That Which Cannot Die: currently being worked on. I doubt the new chapter will be ready this weekend, the earliest I would expect it, given writing difficulties I am having and the Chief Editor having hospital duty, would be January 28 — and that would be for the Editing Gang to begin their work, which will probably take at least a week.
ETA to completion? Very hard to say. You will notice that my writing speed has dropped — this is due to both my work being more demanding and the fact that now I have to carefully interweave things with what I’ve already written in a dozen documents. I would guess TWCD will be done by this year — probably towards the end, as none of us is going to be writing shit for a while when Andromeda comes out.
The Cerberus Files : Humanity is nearly completed. There are only two more pieces to go over — Corporations and independent colonies. Also an OOC chapter, but that’s easily written. The biggest delay was in figuring out how to handle the AIS and with that out of the way the rest is much easier.
It should be finalized and marked complete by no later than mid year.
The Cerberus Files : Badass Nutjobs (i.e., Special Ops) is currently being worked on. One of the Editing Gang is doing the Volus section, while I am doing the finishing touches on quarians based on the idea of another team member. That only leaves the Salarians, Hanar and (the most complicated) the section on N7’s. I already have notes on the Salarians so that shouldn’t take long and I may end up using an idea that I discarded from my original fiction for the hanar.
Not sure when it will get done though — it’s one of my projects I work on when I get writer’s block or bored.
Ahern’s Guide to Shit You Shouldn’t Be Fighting will get updated very irregularly.
The Cerberus Files : Outcasts (Batarian/Quarian/Krogan) is up for being worked on. I have the research done on most of it, it’s just sitting down and writing it. I’d like to get it done and out of the way so I can play around with other concepts.
The other Cerberus File, Separtists (Hanar/Drell/Vorcha), will be done later in the year. I don’t have most of the drell research done yet.
The Fluff Stuff (Memories, No Single Raindrop, ANN Media Report) will get updated as I get around to having ideas. Sometimes, like with Dragunov, it just hits me.
The Tech Suite (Guide to Tech, Biotic Encyclopedia) is probably NOT getting updated this year. It takes too much research to get anything done in the Tech Guide, and I’m not sure what I want to add to the Encyclopedia yet.
The Analysis Pieces (The STG Report and STG Files) are always irregular. I’ve put off finishing the Benezia Report until I’m done with the OSABC overhaul and the STG Files will come out as needed.
The crackfic Of Serendipity and Balance WILL be getting a REGULAR (i.e., not Editing Gang) update later on this year, if possible.
If at all possible, I’d probably be writing up the entire text of the Message, Sarah William’s transmitted plea to the galaxy that got the asari (well, Uressa) to stop the turian decimation of Earth. I’ve always wanted to write a story about it, but it’s both very depressing and very emotional, the kind of shit you write while listening to sad remixes of the Imperial March and having spent the past four hours reading every TV Tropes entry under Heroic Sacrifice.
As for the Naruto stuff, it might get touched this year, but probably not.
Artwork currently lined up includes:
What can you do to make sure the Premiseverse continues?
For now, assume things will continue to move forward. There are no new projects planned at this time and the only outstanding works remaining would be the Cerberus Files covering the Geth, Yahg and Collectors (which I probably won’t even do, TBH) and the possibility of the Fall of the Inusannon Empire piece which is still in vague outlines.
I’ve finally got myself a new artist, Kerri Lynn, who will be utilizing the proceeds from the Patreon to create new art. The first planned phase will be the OC’s and some ship and mech art. Then more elaborate scenes, and finally some book covers!
The first piece is in preparation for a new issue of the Cerberus Files Humanity about to come out, and it’s our favorite elitist snob, Doctor Galen Minsta, in classic “I’m better than you” reclining poise.
I’m having a few personal issues this weekend, and some pushback in where I wanted the fights in the next chapter of TWCD to go. Therefore I don’t plan to release it this weekend.
I’ve added another chapter to the ANN Interviews piece with Dragunov. And I may have updates to a couple of other small pieces soon.
No, I don’t have a good ETA until when the next chapter of TWCD will come out. Much like the Horizon chapter, I want to take my time on it.
The Comma Lord generously made a chat room that I can actually connect to at work.
Have a strange question? Wanted to make a suggestion? Interested in where the story is going? Drop in.
I’m going to try to have something with the Editing Team by the weekend.
I’m also going to take a stab at finishing up the Batarians and moving on to the quarians in the Cerberus Files, assuming I have inspiration for that.
Back is better. Work is not.